Investigations

Our MDL and Class Action Lawyers Investigate the Practices of Negligent Drug Companies

Whenever the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls a dangerous drug or a medical device that is found to be defective, the law firm of Zoll & Kranz, LLC is often one of the first firms in the nation to investigate these claims. We also let our readers and clients know as soon as possible what rights they have under the law.

Zoll & Kranz is committed to aggressively pursuing compensation for victims and their families affected by drug recalls and unsafe consumer products. Our Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and class action attorneys do whatever it takes to secure beneficial results for the claims of our clients.

We Will Discover the Truth and Uphold the Law

If a company or party has deviated from an appropriate standard of care or caused injury to you or someone you love because of negligence, our firm makes sure to dig deeper by thoroughly investigating the claim in order to provide our clients all of the legal options they have in obtaining compensation.

Patients taking the drug metoclopramide, sold under the brand name of Reglan, use it for treatment of heartburn symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD) as well as other conditions. However, in February 2009 the FDA released a black box warning detailing the risk patients have in developing the disorder “tardive dyskinesia” from long-term use of Reglan. Tardive dyskinesia is a condition that causes involuntary and repetitive movements in the limbs, fingers, toes, hips or torso. Many patients and their doctors were unaware of this serious danger before taking or prescribing Reglan. Our MDL lawyers helped individuals who sustained this serious Reglan side effect file lawsuits, claiming that the manufacturers of metoclopramide-containing drugs failed to adequately warn patients as well as medical professionals of the risks associated with the drug.

Meridia, a weight loss medication from the drug maker Abbott Laboratories, received approval in 1997 against the recommendations of a vast majority of FDA panelists. These panelists noted that individuals using the drug could potentially experience serious side effects, such as an increase in blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. In response, the drug company claimed that patients using Meridia would have fewer heart problems. However, after numerous reports and studies done on the effects of the dangerous weight loss drug, Abbott Laboratories announced a recall in October 2010 as well as the removal of the drug from European markets in January 2011. Individuals affected by this drug recall or other defective devices may be entitled to pursue legal action against negligent drug manufacturers.

Doctors commonly prescribe the fluoroquinolone antibiotic Levaquin for bacterial infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The drug manufacturer Ortho-McNeil received FDA approval for the use of Levaquin in 1996. Since then, individuals taking the drug have suffered such injuries as tendon ruptures and tendonitis. Individuals hut while using Levaquin have pursued litigation against the company because of a failure to warn of these serious side effects. However, Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone drugs did not received instructions from the FDA to include black box warnings about tendon injuries until July 2008. If you need to file a claim against a negligent drug company, contact our firm for more information.

Call Now to Learn about Your Legal Rights

If you have questions regarding injuries you or a loved one suffered and believe the use of a defective drug, medical device or the negligence of someone else caused your pain and suffering, please call 888-841-9623 for a complimentary evaluation of your potential claim.